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Homestay Information
Homestay Information

​​​Homestay & Custodianship  Information


The Surrey School District does not provide Homestay or Custodian services, but refers students to professional companies for this specialized support.

Homestay: Surrey Schools is committed to ensuring homestay arrangements comply with the BC Human Rights Code and requests or preferences expressed by international students which violate the Code will be rejected by homestay service providers. Surrey Schools recognizes international students come to Canada to improve their English language skills and English must be the primary language spoken in the home of all of the below listed homestay hosts. Note that all companies listed below declare that they meet the BC Ministry of Education's Homestay Guidelines (you can click on the document at bottom of this page). These guidelines clearly support such things as mandatory criminal record checks for adult family members and no more than two international students reside in one homestay. Failure to comply with any of the provincial government's guidelines will result in a student being requested to find a new homestay or the student being asked to leave the program. For international students seeking a host family or for Surrey/White Rock families interested in hosting an international student, please contact these companies directly for policies and pricing.


Homestay & Custodian Service Providers


The following six companies provide both Homestay and Custodian services. If you do not require Custodianship, you can request just the Homestay placement.


MLI Homestay Inc.

Telephone:  604-988-9477



Services also provided in: Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Italian, German, Arabic


Harmony Homestay

Telephone: 778.232.1003



Services also provided in Spanish, Korean and Mandarin


Cypress Accommodations

Telephone: 604.568.5108

In Brazil: +55 (11) 3230 6252



Services also provided in Portuguese and Spanish


E & E Education Centre

Telephone: 604.288.8832

Mobile: 604.288.8832 or 604.379.5123



Services also provided in Mandarin


ICE Canada

Telephone: 604.812.1234



Services also provided in Korean


White Rock Homestay

Telephone: 604.535.7970



Services also provided in Mandarin

Homestay and Custodianship 2016.pdf
MoE International Student Homestay Guidelines 2018.pdf
Statement of Address Form.pdf
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